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Delta gathering feedback on another sidewalk project

The city has been focusing on improving pedestrian safety with additional sidewalks and street lighting
The city is planning to have a final detailed design ready by January for the latest project.

The City of Delta is gathering resident feedback on another proposed sidewalk project.

The new sidewalk would be built in the neighbourhood bounded by 110 Street, 110A Street, 78 Avenue and 79A Avenue in North Delta.

The project is part of Delta’s annual sidewalk improvements program, aimed at providing missing sidewalks and streetlights to enhance pedestrian safety, promote active transportation and improve accessibility in the community.

The proposed improvements include a concrete sidewalk and LED street lighting on one side of the road behind the existing curbs within the municipal boulevard. Construction is tentatively scheduled for spring and summer 2024, subject to council approval.

A public information meeting will be held to seek feedback from residents on the proposed design on Thursday, Nov. 30 at the Sungod Recreation Centre, from 5 to 7 p.m.

The issue of Delta neighbourhoods having poor sidewalk networks has been raised by council over the past couple of years, prompting a focus to improve the network.

A staff report notes that a number of older neighbourhoods were developed without sidewalks, curbs and gutters.

Sidewalks had typically been delivered over the years through new developments and capital projects.

However, with increased requests for infilling of missing sidewalks, council approved additional funding in its annual capital plan.

Another project on the horizon is a new multi-use pathway on the west side of 114 Street between 83 and 84 avenues in North Delta. That pathway will be located on the west side of 114 Street, adjacent to the east side of Richardson Elementary School.